Expats in Europe: What Happens If Britain Leaves The EU?

Over two million British expats live elsewhere in the European Union. What happens to them if Britain leaves the EU?

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Buying Property In Hong Kong? Do It The Right Way…

There are certain procedures you must follow when buying in Hong Kong and some pitfalls to avoid, so read our expert guide.

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Pension Planning For Britons In The USA

Should British expats in the USA place their retirement funds in an overseas pension scheme or a UK-based one?

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UK Property Tax Changes May Affect Expats

Read our guide to see if recent changes to the way property transactions are taxed in the UK will affect you.

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How To Get A UK Visa If You’re A Non EU Resident

For many, living and working in the UK certainly has its appeal. It’s continually ranked among one of the best environments in the world for starting a business, and the country’s economy, education system and high standards of living is an attraction that many can’t resist. But, asks Heather Landau, what are the immigration options available to you if you’re a non-EU resident? 

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UK Tax Changes Could Benefit Overseas Property Owners

A new ‘family home allowance’ which increases the UK inheritance tax threshold can potentially apply to those owning foreign property.

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US Green Cards Still Available In Investor Programme

Investors have had a positive start to 2016 after it was announced that the EB-5 investment visa programme for the United States has been renewed without change until 30 September 2016, writes Heather Landau.

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How To Get Proper Financial Advice For Expats

Expats have specific needs when it comes to money management and are often prey to unscrupulous ‘financial advisers’ who are neither qualified nor authorised to give properly independent counsel. Beware!

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Switzerland Is Best For Expat Careers

Good salaries and job security are among the reasons expats value Switzerland for a career abroad. Sweden, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates are also rated highly but Europe dominates the rankings.

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Planning A Move To China? Get A Briefing Beforehand

If you are relocating to China or considering doing so, with limited employer support, then you probably need help. We have details of a briefing that could help you make the move successfully.

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Expats With No Plans To Return ‘Home’

If you want a better life you should consider moving abroad, with over half of expats saying they have no intention of going home.

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New Health Insurance Plan Aimed At Expats’ Needs

The plan is aimed at the ‘traditional’ longer-term expat who is looking for a cost-effective solution to medical insurance. It offers three plan options across three areas of cover and is available to new applicants of any age.

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World’s Most Affordable Destinations For Property

There are some serious bargains to be had in the search for the best places to buy retirement property abroad, as long as you are prepared to consider some which are off the beaten track.

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UK Expat Children: Education Back Home Or Internationally?

Is it better to send expat children back to the UK for their education or use an international school? Make an informed choice with these price guidelines.

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How Safe Is Offshore Banking?

Lots of expats use offshore banking to avoid paying unnecessary taxes and for multi-currency services. But is it safe to do so?

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Get Ready For Shorter-Term Expat Assignments

Most multinational employers are increasing their use of short-term assignments for expat staff at the expense of long-term relocation, mainly to cover technical skills not readily available locally.

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Where Are Expats Best Off?

Vietnam, Qatar, Czech Republic and Mexico are the best destinations, in each region, for expats who want to boost their standard of living. According to HSBC’s latest Expat Explorer survey, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, China and Switzerland also perform strongly for expat personal finances. 

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Nations Will Share Details Of Expats’ Assets

New legislation, the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) came into effect from 1 January 2016. The CRS is an agreement between nations that they will automatically exchange information about residents of another country who hold financial assets in theirs.

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Foreigner In Charge

For many executives, an overseas posting is seen as an opportunity to step out onto the world stage and take your family along for the ride. Everything points to success. However, up to 50 per cent of international leadership assignments fail.

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Securing A Mortgage On An Overseas Property

Despite the tricky financial climate, many Britons are still taking the plunge and emigrating, or buying a second home abroad. But if you want to raise a mortgage to buy an overseas property there are many different underwriting obstacles you may come up against, says overseas mortgage professional Simon Conn.

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Expats Increasingly Choose To Go Abroad To Work, Not Play

The proportion of permanent rather than temporary British expats has halved since 2011, according to research. Work rather than play is the motivation for more expats than ever before.

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